10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
11/08/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Hugh Ashfield was the son of Hugh Ashfield and Annie Ashfield. Hugh was born about 1899 in Killymoon, Cookstown. Hugh’s father was a carpenter. Both parents had died by the time Hugh was just 11 years old. Hugh Ashfield enlisted in the army at Omagh and went out with a draft of men after the Battle of the Somme. Private Ashfield was serving with the 10th Battalion of Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was wounded at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge and taken to a Casualty Clearing Station (C.C.S.). He died of his wounds on 11th August 1917. He was 19 years old.
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Kms along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.